Battlefield 6: The future and the evolution expectation.
Three years after the release of Battlefield V, DICE and Electronic Arts target the end of 2021 to release a new episode. If the saga’s last installments have decided with the original foundations of the series, the newcomer could well reconnect with his origins.
Panthea summarizes what there is to know about the series and expresses his expectations for the next Battlefield.
The battlefield is a series of 64-player FPS (First Person Shoot) games fought in a full-scale battle. DICE, the developer, released the first title of the saga in 2002: it is Battlefield 1942, which takes place during the Second World War.
By using different vehicles (plane, tank, etc.), players had to conquer control points to ensure victory. The title is a success and sees its community offering mods to vary the game experience and make it unique: the birth of the saga’s slogan: Only in Battlefield (Only in Battlefield).
Dice is galvanized and offers, for the following opus, always more new features: Battlefield 2Boosts asymmetric co-op, while Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 add a dose of realism with real-time map destruction.
From Battlefield 1 (2016), Dice begins a shift in the opus’s development since it strengthens the single-player mode. A decision that will affect the multiplayer quality, now a little put aside in terms of improvements.
A gap, especially since the saga is less and less the only one to offer this type of experience: Call of Duty: Warzone, the Battle Royale, and even some free-to-play are starting to reproduce it.
Announced in 2020, the next Battlefield installment is targeting a release by the end of 2021. So far, the title has been little revealed but rumors have already surfaced, especially via Tom Henderson, who is an insider close to DICE.
They evoke cross-gen compatibility, 128 players in large-scale confrontation but also a soft reboot of Battlefield 3. This would probably mean the return of the command system of the first games.
For her part, Panthaa expects several things. Large-scale battles with 128 players on PC and next-gen consoles with crossplay to bring together Xbox Series, PS5, PC, PS4, Xbox One players.
He also hopes to have a Battle Royal mode to replace the single-player mode and the return of a more strategic aspect. Stay tuned for the next update.